The following birds are available for sale at this time. They are priced so the average person can afford them. So don't pass up some good birds just because they're not priced at several hundred dollars each. If you're at the other end of the financial spectrum, you need to realize that these are pedigreed animals and not street pigeons. The day of the five-dollar pigeon is long gone. They are priced so I can receive some reasonable return on the investment I have made in feed, time caring for them, etc.
What is a pigeon really worth? The value of a pigeon depends on three factors, and you can read about them here.
You will find some rare-colored birds among those listed. It is important to remember that we are a FLYING loft, not a COLOR loft. Our rare colors are required to fly right with the other birds. We sell youngsters that we raise out of our flyers, but we will seldom sell the rare-colored flyers themselves because we will be using them later as breeders.
I am selling pigeons, not paper, but almost all of those listed below have extensive pedigrees. I will provide whatever pedigree information I have on each bird listed. Feel free to email me and request an electronic copy of the pedigree of any bird listed here.
PLEASE NOTE: 2012 saw another significant increase in postal rates. Therefore, if birds are to be shipped to you (shipping to destinations in the USA only), the shipping charge will be $55 for one or two birds, $75 for 3 or 4 birds, $100 for 5 or 6 birds, and $120 for 7 or 8 birds to cover the cost of postage and a special USPS-approved shipping box. (Larger boxes not only cost more, but they also mean even more weight, hence the jump in shipping costs as the number of birds increases.) More than 8 birds will require a second box.
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2013 recessive opal bar hen. This is an unflown sister to "Snake River" aka "Little Snake", winner of 1st at 210 miles and 4th place at 130 miles. Parents are my current foundation breeding pair among my opals and cherries. It is my own family but is heavy in HVR, Janssen and VanHee lineage. Full pedigree. Special note: Her nestmate (also a hen) is also available at the same price. Price: $75
|2.||Son of a race winner! 2013 blue check cock, no. 3051. Flew 5 races out to 180 miles. He is a mixture of several families, with established quality on both sides. Sire is unflown but a full brother to "Snake River", a 200-mile winner. "Snake River" is a beautiful "white lace" or "pearl" coloration, which is actually spread recessive opal. Dam is a true silver (diulte blue) bred by Sal Rodriguez of Utah. She was 1st club(254 birds) and 2nd concourse (500+ birds)at 162 miles. Remember, paper doesn't fly; pigeons do. This bird is fully pedigreed, but performance, not fancy names, is what matters. This is a performance pedigree all the way. Price: $75|
|3.||Skylake Sions are among the most beautiful, if not THE most beautiful family of racing pigeons that exist. Here is a very nice 2013 silver cock bred from a hen directly from Dr. Mike Brown and a cock that was raised from a pair of Dr. Brown's birds. The Skylake Sions speak for themselves, so I don't feel I need to say much else. Full pedigree. Price: $100|
|4.||Positively gorgeous recessive opal hen , no. 37000. This is an unflown late hatch; but besides being one of the most beautiful pigeons you will find in a racing loft she is also a full sister to a 200-mile winner and also sister to another bird that was 2nd @ 125 miles. I keep telling myself I need to keep this pigeon for breeding (and I still might do so), but when I look at the size of my flock I try to tell myself I don't need her. Price: $75|
|5.||2013 Skylake Sion hen. This is an older sister to the silver cock listed about at no. 3. She is right out of the breeding loft. She has 2 youngsters on our current YB team, both with 2 races under their belts as of this writing, as well as 4 others who have been sent to futurities. This is a beautiful medium-sized hen whose picture does not do her justice. The only reason she is for sale is due to my need to reduce the number of breeders I keep. Full pedigree. Price: $100|
SOLD July hatch blue bar no. 4963, sex unknown but appears to be a hen. This pigeon carries the gene for barless and also the gene for cherry (red phase recessive opal). Sire is a full brother to "Snake River", a 200-mile winner, and dam is a blue barless down from a pair of imported barless from Willi Thiele of Australia on one side and the "Iceman" family crossed onto VanLoon. Two older siblings are on our YB team, both having a top ten finish. Price: $25 - Sold (RA)
Two June hatch "Hollywood" reds, sex unknown. Sire, no. 267-09, is inbred "Hollywood" Hofkens, and is out of a Ken Christopher cock that is a grandson of "Hollywood" and a hen that is a full sister to "Holly", who was bred by ron Deisher out of a brother/sister mating. He is about as intensively inbred as they come. Dam is also very highly inbred "Hollywood", but she is also 1/8 Meuleman. These birds should make great breeders, but they definitely need an outcross. Try crossing to Meulemans if you want to keep the color. If color is not an objective, a good family of Janssens would do the job. Price: $75 each or both for $125
August hatch blue bar no. 4299, sex unknown, that carries the gene for recessive opal. Sire was bred by Ron Pairan of Ohio, and is the son of two AU Registered Champions, and he is the sire of several diploma winners. Dam is a full sister of "Snake River", a beautiful "white lace" recessive opal who is a 200-mile winner. Full pedigree. Price: $25
|9.||Sale Pending August 1st hatch blue bar, sex unknown. This pigeon definitely carries the gene for cherry, and because both its parents carry barless, it is likely that it carries barless as well, particularly considering the "broken" bar as it appears in the photo. This is my own family, and it consists of a blend of VanHee, HVR, Janssen. Sire is "Matty H", one of my foundation cherry cocks. Dam is a black that flew three races out to 250 miles prior to being pulled for stock. Her sire is a full brother to "Snake River", a 200-mile winner Full pedigree. Price: $25 - Sale Pending (VC)|
|10.||"Near white" no. 4895, July 2014 hatch.4895 is basically a pure white with a couple colored tail feathers. Sire is a white Houben cock out of a pair of Clausing birds that go back to "410" and "Ziko II". Dam is one of my own white hens that is half Delbar and the other half Meuleman/Janssen. Sex not guaranteed but appears to be a hen. Full pedigree.Price: $35|
|11.||This is "8415", a 2008 reduced checker pied cock that is my current foundation cock in my reduced program. The picture does not do him justice due to the moult, but I have often said he is the most beautiful reduced pigeon I have ever raised. If you saw him in full feather you would understand why I say that. Almost every reduced in my loft goes back to him. Next year he will be replaced in the loft with two grandsons, one of which is reduced and the other a blue check that carries reduced and which has flown three races so far this year with one finish in the top ten and the other two times being on or right behind the first drop. A son of 8415 has a 4th-place diploma at 180 miles; this is a family of rare colors that are truly racing quality. 8415 is primarily Janssen with a dash of Van Reet and Meuleman. Full pedigree. Price: $200|
|12.||July hatch "white grizzle", no. 4964, bred out of a pair of my flyers. Sire is half Dworek. He flew 4 races out to 180 miles as a YB and has a 5th-place diploma at 180. He is also the nestmate of the winner of that 180. Dam is a Dworek/Delbar cross. Full pedigrees on both birds, which were hatched in early July of this year. Sex not guaranteed, but appears to be a cock. Full pedigree. Price: $35|
|13.||August hatch Silver Cock no. 4998, This large well-muscled powerful cockbird is Skylake Sion on his dam's side, and a blend of Janssen, Dworek and VanHee on sire's side. Sire is out of a hen that is Dworek x Ganus Janssen and a cock that is Janssen and VanHee. Dam is Skylake Sion out of a hen directly from Dr. Mike Brown and a cock out of a pair of birds from Dr. Brown. She is a full sister to the two other Sions listed here as lots no. 3 and 5 above. Price: $50.|
SOLDJuly hatch "cherry" (red phase recessive opal) no. 4962, sex unknown but appears to be a cock. This pigeon is the nestmate of lot no. 6 above. He carries the gene for barless. Sire is a full brother to "Snake River", a 200-mile winner, and dam is a blue barless down from a pair of imported barless from Willi Thiele of Australia on one side and the "Iceman" family crossed onto VanLoon. Two older siblings are on our YB team. Both have a finish among the top ten. Sold (RA)
|15.||Sale Pending August hatch faded blue check, no. 4997, sex unknown. Sire is a Huysken-VanRiel from Lighthouse Lofts in New York, and dam is a dilute checker hen that we raised right here. She is a sister to a race winner and a daughter of a race winner as well. 4997 is approximately 3/4 HVR, and 1/4 Jan Aarden. Price: $25 - Sale Pending (VC)|
|16.||Son of a race winner! Here's another son of a race winner, AU 14 WCOF 4283, August hatch "near white" cock bred from my flyers.Sire is a blue bar out of a cock from Ron Pairan of Ohio and a hen directly from Rich Dworek. Sire has a 2nd place diploma at 100 miles as a YB. Dam is a red grizzle and she was 1st at 180 miles and 4th at 120 miles as a young bird. She is also the sister of a diploma winner and is approximately 3/4 Delbar. Price: $50|
|17.||Sale Pending Two August hatch young birds. Both appear to be cocks, and if that is the case both of them carry reduced. Sire is a solid black and dam a reduced blue check. They are grandchildren of the reduced cock listed above. Full pedigrees. Price: $25 each - Sale Pending (VC)|
|18.||August hatch blue bar hen no. 4999, nestmate to lot 13 above. See above for details on her background. Price: $35|
August hatch red grizzle Delbar, bred from a pair of pure whites. Sire has never been raced but was trained out to 50 miles and flown extensively as a young bird and a yearling. He is the son of my best breeding pair of white Delbars down from the original CBS imports of the Korstanje family of 500 and 600-mile winners. Dam is directly out of a pair of imported white Delbars, and was bred by Greg Mullinix of Kansas. Bird is too young to guarantee sex, but I suspect it is a cock. I also think it will moult out most of the red and become basically a white pigeon. Full pedigree. Price: $50
SPECIAL OFFER! - DIRECT FROM THE BREEDING LOFT - Silver Janssen cock AU 10 WCOF 0231.
This cock may be pulled if no immediate interest is shown. This is a pigeon I do not want to get rid of, but I have to make some hard choices as I attempt to downsize. He is 3/4 Blue Miracle Janssen, and the other 1/4 is "The Iceman", my barless ash red 300-mile winner. Considering the way he is bred, I also know he carries the gene for barless, and for that reason I may regret letting him go. This is one of the nicest silvers I have encountered in my 55 years of breeding pigeons. I am absolutely certain you will like him as soon as you see him. Price: $200.
SOLD!------ ANOTHER ONE DIRECTLY FROM THE BREEDING LOFT! THIS IS A PIGEON I THOUGHT I WOULD NEVER PART WITH, BUT AS NOTED ABOVE I AM FACED WITH SOME HARD CHOICES - ALMOND COCK THAT HAS SERVED AS THE FOUNDATION OF MY ALMOND BREEDING PROGRAM SINCE 2007.
This pigeon is a 2006, but he has never missed filling an egg. Every almond in my loft and on my flying team goes back to him. Next year I will be breeding out of a son, a daughter, two grandsons and a great-grandson. Believe me, I would not have kept him this long if he was not the real deal. He was trained out to 50 miles as a young bird, then set aside for breeding. His mother flew 6 races out to 250 miles and was 3rd club at 135 miles, all as a young bird. She is also the full sister to two race winners and numerous diploma winners. His sire is half Hackemer Meuleman with top five diplomas at 130, 130, and 135. His dam is half HVR. Also in his pedigree is AU 00 FDY 0733, who is the mother of "The Iceman", my 300-mile winner. He has bred several club diploma winners as well as a 5th-place winner in the MVS auction a few years ago. This year a granddaughter won our first club yb race. I have priced him at about one third of what I should ask, but have put him at a lower price due to his age. Price: $100 - SOLD (JA)
SPECIAL OFFER! - DIRECT FROM THE BREEDING LOFT - MATED PAIR CONSISTING OF A GRIZZLE HEN FROM A TOP FLYING LOFT IN THE MIDWEST AND AN HVR COCK FROM SOME OF THE BEST!
2011 Blue bar cock was bred by Ron Deisher and goes back to Michael Van Lint and Lou Coletta HVR's, including "Black Rain", "Black Beauty", "Judy Hart", and 1180. Hen is a 2013 and was raised by Ron Pairan, an "AU Legend of the Sport" and two-time winner of the Triple Crown Classic. Her sire is an outstanding flyer and breeder, having won several diplomas of his own and having bred several winners and diploma birds as well. Her dam is out of Richard Norris's foundation cock mated to a multiple diploma winner. These are pigeons I had no intentions of selling as of a few months ago, but due to health reasons I find it necessary to downsize my breeding loft. Every breeder is here for a reason, and what is being offered is as good or better than the birds I am keeping. Price: $300 for the pair or $175 each if sold separately.
HERE'S ANOTHER ONE! - DIRECT FROM THE BREEDING LOFT - BLACK PIED COCK CARRYING THE GENE FOR RECESSIVE RED.
AU 2009 HVC 9395. This cock has been in our breeding lofts since 2010, and now due to the need to downsize he is being offerred for sale. He has been a prolific breeder for us and we will be using some of his progeny in the future. Sire was bred for stock by Weyer Family Loft in Indiana. Sire is a grandson of "Aviator" and "Celeste" on one side and "Hollywood" and "Hollywood's Lady" on the other side. Dam is a recessive red bred by Jack Gomer of Iowa, but we have no further background on her. Low price due to that fact. Price: $75
|24.||AND ANOTHER, also DIRECT FROM THE BREEDING LOFT! Only this one is the Sire of a Race Winner! 2006 blue check Dworek cock, purchased from Barry Venn as a young bird. I know I am repeating myself, but the only reason he is available is due to a necessary downsizing of the breeding loft. Grandson of Dworek's foundation cock 609 on dam's side; g-grandson AND g-g-grandson of 609 on sire's side! Sire of AU 2011 WCOF 1561, a race winner at 125 miles. Low price on him due to his age, but as of this year he was filling every egg. Price: $75|